Black Hawk Bridge program at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library to focus on history, archeology

History and archeology surrounding the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Lansing bridge project will be the topic of a talk to be held at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library Thursday, March 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The DOT’s Brennan Dolan will lead the discussion, which is free of charge and open to the public.

Earlier talks with the Lansing Historical Working Group have focused on the National Historic Preservation Act and the process that state and federal agencies are responsible for following. This talk will focus on what it means to mitigate for the loss of historic properties.

Dolan will discuss examples from around the state, and conclude with a showing of the mini-documentary “Landscapes That Shape Us.” He noted that the film examines one of the most interesting archaeological finds in recent years from Iowa, and that it gives a sense of how the process laid out in the National Historic Preservation Act works. The library is located at 515 Main Street, Lansing. Additional information can be found by calling 563-538-4693.

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